Report: Frederick alderman candidate behind robocalls


I first reported Monday night on some robocall shenanigans related to the Frederick city elections.

Brian Griffiths of Red Maryland had more last night:

Multiple sources have confirmed that Republican Alderman Candidate and now Alderman-elect Phil Dacey and his campaign were behind the robocall attacking fellow candidate Donna Kuzemchak for decisions she made while she was a single-mother while serving previously on the Board of Alderman.

What makes this worse is the fact that the Dacey campaign involved the name of the Maryland Republican Party in their robocall. Sources confirm that Phil Dacey’s brother Ted Dacey contacted the state party and asked for permission to use the Maryland Republican Party authority line on a robocall. State Party officials were under the impression that the call was going to be in support of the Republican ticket in Frederick; instead, the authority line was used in the attack call against Kuzemchak.

I have confirmed that none of the other candidates for Alderman were aware of or approved this line of attack. Multiple Republican officials and candidates at the Frederick Victory Party expressed their disgust at the Dacey campaigns methods.

WFMD in Frederick reportedly read the whole Red Maryland story on the air today.

One member of the Dacey family wasn’t too happy with the above report:


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